Baroque Rome Walking Tour

Rome, Italy


Discover the age of the Baroque - the era that changed the face of Rome! On this walking tour through Rome you will explore the most important Baroque sites dating from the 17th century. This fascinating walking tour helps you appreciate the artistic genius, papal patronage, and innovation of urban planning that characterized the Baroque era in Rome. After marveling at Bernini's St. Teresa in Ecstasy, one of Rome's key Baroque artworks, you'll take a stroll down the Via del Quirinale, Baroque Rome's most important street. Along the way, you'll view the two churches of the Via del Quirinale designed by the famous artists Bernini (Sant Andrea al Quirinale) and Borromini (San Carlino alle Quattro Fontane). You'll learn how the rivalry between these two men marked the city of Rome forever. Next, enjoy a stunning panorama of Rome from the Piazza del Quirinale at the Quirinal Palace, where the President of the Italian Republic currently resides. Then descend into the historic center of Rome to throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, one of Rome's most famous must-see monuments. You'll pass Piazza Colonna and the Column of Marcus Aurelius on your way to see the impressive Baroque church of Saint Ignazio di Loyola. You'll then pass the Pantheon en route to San Luigi dei Francesi to witness the work of the genius of Baroque lighting - Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio. Your walk through Baroque Rome culminates at the most famous piazza in Europe - Piazza Navona. Experience the drama of this classic Italian square while enjoying a close-up view of Bernini's "Fountain of the Four Rivers" competing with Borromini's famed "Saint Agnes in Agony".

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